And I’m back in Toronto and it loves to rain in biblical proportions here apparently. Paris was amazing, I don’t think I realized the historical significance of it before I went there and saw the sights. It’s played a huge part in so many world shaping events, and is almost 2000 years old which is completely crazy. It seems like for every street that you’re walking down that changes its name randomly, there’s a giant beautiful 800 year old something standing there looking magnificent and kind of terrifying, and not listed on any map. The people were wonderful to us, humored my various attempts to speak french, and bailed me out when I ned it in english which was great. Here’s a few sounds with pictures from the week. I know everyone says that it’s soooo amazing and yooooooou haaaaaave to go blah blah, but it is and you do. Really.
One the favorite parts of the trip, the sewer tour. So cool, it gave me a sense of the development of the city and everything it’s gone through over the years, from Romans to that crazy song of a bitch Napoleon, wars, and one meter methane bubbles coming from the polluted river.
And the mona lisa. So famous, kind of cool, but to be honest really small, kind of dark, and the room has soooooooo many people and so many flash cameras that I thought I was going to have an oxygen deprived seizure. Here’s basically how it looks and sounds in there.
Our perfect little apartment. We sat right off of a street called Oberkampf which was a super fun area of town with lot of great cafes, food and people. Here’s how it sounded more or less most nights outside, this was at about 3 am and a dance party quickly formed that we joined.
View from the Grand Roue de Paris. A big Ferris Wheel that you would assume to be cheesy, but turned out to be a trip highlight. Besides the Eiffel tower ( which takes FOREVER to get up, we went 3 night in a row, the lines are crazy, but I promise its worth it), this was the best view of the city. No sounds from up there due to wind, but here’s one I got on the street in a little shop close to it. I think it fits nicely.
ok, more to come. I’m going through a lot of sounds and I’ll throw some more up soon. It’s a beautiful place that Europe, but it’s good to be home.